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Notebook

Notebook, 1993-

ANCIENT GREEK CULTURE

[From: Kyriazis, Constantine D. Eternal Greece. Translated by Harry T. Hionides. A Chat Publication.]

Asclepios - Atlas - Boreas - Charites - Cybele - Dryads - Eos - Erinyes - Eros - Gaea - Gigantes - Gorgons - Hades - Harpies - Hebe - Helios - Hermaphroditus - Hestia - Horae - Iris - Kronos - Maenads - Moirai - Muses - Naiads - Nereids - Nereus - Nymphs - Oceanides - Oceanos - Pan - Persephone - Priapus - Prometheus - Rhea - Satyrs - Seilenoi - Seilenos - Selene - Themis - Thetis - Triton - Zephyros

Cybele

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Cybele was identified by the Greeks with Rhea and makes her appearance some time later. She was known as the "Great Mother" and was worshipped on al the lofty mountain peaks of Asia Minor as well as in the ranges of Phyrygia and Bithynia. There exists a myth involving Cybele with Attes which is strikingly similar to the story of Adonis and Aphrodite. The date of the introduction of her worship in Greece is unknown. At all events there was built in Athens the temple known as the Metroon where the vital statistics of the city were kept and where a statue of the deity sculpted by Pheidias was located. The goddess is usually depicted as seated with a drum in one hand and a cup in the other, with a lion next to her. [p. 46]

[Kyriazis, Constantine D. Eternal Greece. Translated by Harry T. Hionides. A Chat Publication.]




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